The Ovation Society

The Ovation Society of the Department of Theatre Arts honors those donors who have given funds in support of the Department’s students, programs, faculty, and facilities.

Your generous contributions enable the department to move into the future with a sense of confidence and artistic vision.

We want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our largest contributors for their tremendous commitment.

Support the Department of Theatre Arts in its mission to empower the next generation of emerging Artistic Leaders by making a contribution today!  Contact Dominique Douglas Hendricks for more information (

Member Benefits and Privileges

Executive Producer: $50,000+

  • Name and Seat
  • Season tickets
  • Website and Program Listing
  • Sponsor recognition from the stage
  • Invitation to Howard University special events
  • Plaque

Producer: $25,000 – $49,999

  • Season tickets   
  • Website and Program Listing
  • Opening night reception
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Invitation to Howard University special events

Director: $10,000 – $24,999

  • Season tickets
  • Website and Program Listing

Star: $5,000 – $9,999

  • 4 show tickets of your choice
  • Website and Program Listing

    Angel: $250 – $4,999

    • 2 show tickets of your choice
    • Website Listing

    Thespian: $0 – $249

    • Website listing

    Your Gift Contributes to . . .

    A Firm Budget Line

    Despite recent recognition from University Administration, the Department needs a designated budget-line.

    Recruitment Scholarships

    Scholarship assistance to recruit top national talent.

      Sustainable Income

      The Department must establish a process that ensures long-term financial regeneration:

      • Designated Grant Researcher and Grant Writing assistance
      • Departmental Strategic Planning – Consultant
      • Alumni Contribution System
      • Departmental financial control from University and College of Arts and Sciences

      Increased Funding

      This is essential to maintain and grow the professional relationships and opportunities for training of our students:

      • Production funding for theatrical and dance performances
      • Master classes and guest artists
      • Student Retreats: confidence-building, gender support and mentorship, camaraderie
      • Faculty Retreats: departmental planning, artistic workshops, team-building
      • Conference participation: travel, student mentorship, sponsorship
      • Equipment upgrades and maintenance for the Ira Aldridge Theater, Environmental Theatre Space, Dance Studio, Dressing Rooms, Costume Shop, Scene/Wood shop, and Box Office